Jesuit wins Champions League title
The roster may change, but the results remain the same.
For the second straight season, Jesuit faced Wiregrass Ranch in the final of the Champions League.
Once again, the Tigers prevailed, beating the Bulls 2-1.
That was not the only tough opponent Jesuit had to get past to defend its title. In the semifinals, the Tigers beat rival Tampa Catholic 2-0. The Crusaders entered the match undefeated and national ranked.
By winning the Champions League title — again — Jesuit remains undefeated (5-0) and has plenty of confidence as it tries to defend its Class 5A state title.
Freedom 3, Lake Wales 2
Steinbrenner 6, King 0
Bayshore Christian 1, Universal Academy 1
Wharton 3, Wesley Chapel 0
Lennard 5, Armwood 2
Tampa Prep 2, Calvary Christian 0
Shorecrest 2, Mitchell 1
Durant 2, Plant 1
Cypress Creek 8, Zephyrhills 0
Leto 3, Chamberlain 0
Northside Christian 5, Lakeside Christian 0
St. Petersburg Catholic 5, Keswick Christian 3
Fivay 2, Gulf 0
Northeast 5, Pinellas Park 0
Osceola 9, Hollins 0
Prime time performers
F Jose Garcia-Calixtro, Sr., Lennard: Scored two goals and had an assist in a win over Armwood.
MF Ryan Esajas, Jr., Fivay: Scored both of his team’s goals in a win over Gulf.
F/MF Carlos Gonzalez, Sr., Leto: Scored two goals in a win over Chamberlain.
F Jordan Peloubet, Sr., Tampa Prep: Assisted on both of the Terrapins’ goals in a win over Calvary Christian.
MF Riley Pinney, Sr., Northeast: Led the Vikings in scoring with two goals and an assist in a win over Pinellas Park.
MF Aidan Quinn, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Finished with two goals and an assist in a win over Chamberlain.
F/MF Nate Ryan, Jr., Steinbrenner: Had two goals and an assist in a win over King.
MF Jayden Walsh, Sr., Osceola: Scored a team-high three goals in a win over Hollins.
Cambridge Christian 7, Academy at the Lakes 1
Bell Creek Academy 3, Zephyrhills Christian 0
Bloomingdale 1, Riverview 1
Tampa Tech 2, Chamberlain 2
Plant 5, Jefferson 0
Robinson 1, Gaither 1
Plant City 9, Spoto 0
Lennard 10, Brandon 4
Sickles 9, Blake 0
Fivay 8, Hudson 0
Wharton 3, Armwood 0
Bradenton Saint Stephen’s 4, Indian Rocks Chrstian 3
Wiregrass Ranch 5, Carrollwood Day 0
Steinbrenner 3, Alonso 1
Tampa Prep 3, The Villages 3
Hillsborough 3, Middleton 1
Circle Christian 4, Seffner Christian 3
Strawberry Crest 2, Freedom 2
Crystal River 8, Central 0
Citrus 8, Central 0
Palm Harbor University 0, Seminole 0
Lakewood 3, South Sumter 0
Clearwater 3, Largo 2
Bradenton Christian 6, Northside Christian 1
Sunlake 5, Pasco 0
Nature Coast 5, Springstead 0
Weeki Wachee 3, Lecanto 1
Tampa Catholic 2, Clearwater Central Catholic 1
Prime time performers
MF Joe Anderson, Jr., Plant: Scored two goals in a win over Jefferson.
F Jonathan Bohm, Sr., Fivay: Finished with a team-high four goals in a win over Hudson.
MF Jeremy Caruso, So., Wiregrass Ranch: Had two goals and an assist in a win over Carrollwood Day.
MF Jhonathan Herrera, So., Lennard: Led the Longhorns in scoring with three goals and an assist in a win over Brandon.
D/GK Esteban Navarrete, Sr., Plant City: Scored two goals and had two assists in a win over Spoto.
F/MF Yomar Peguero, Jr., Steinbrenner: Finished with two goals and an assist in a win over Alonso.
F Ronan Saligame, Sr., Hillsborough: Had a goal and an assist in a win over Middleton.
F Ethan Sternberg, Sr., Sunlake: Led the Seahawks in scoring with two goals and two assists in a win over Pasco.
D/MF Tristan Ruiz de Somocurcio, Jr., Tampa Prep: Scored two goals in a tie with The Villages.
F/D Seth Tarbox, Sr., Weeki Wachee: Had a goal and two assists in a win over Lecanto.
MF Estaban Vargas, Sr., Tampa Catholic: Recorded a goal and an assist in a win over Clearwater Central Catholic.
Champions League semifinals
Jesuit 2, Tampa Catholic 0
Wiregrass Ranch 2, Mitchell 1
Champions League final
Jesuit 2, Wiregrass Ranch 1
Prime time performers
MF/F Greyson Canady, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch: Scored the Bulls lone goal in a championship match loss to Jesuit.
MF George Carranza, Sr., Jesuit: Had a goal in a championship match win over Wiregrass Ranch.
D/MF Christian Fairchild, Jr., Jesuit: Scored a goal in a semifinal win over Tampa Catholic and had an assist to help Wiregrass Ranch in the final.
GK Phillip Falcon III, So., Jesuit: Recorded five saves to preserve a shutout in a semifinal win over Tampa Catholic.
F Kellan Kirkpatrick-McMullan, Sr., Jesuit: Had a goal in a semifinal win over Tampa Catholic.
F Joseph Ringewald, Sr., Jesuit: Scored a goal in a championship match win over Wiregrass Ranch.
F/MF/D Brandon Robertson, Sr., Jesuit: Named MVP of the Champions League after his stellar play in the semifinal against Tampa Catholic and final against Mitchell.
D/MF Sammy Salas, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Led the Bulls with a goal and an assist in a semifinal win over Mitchell.
F/MF Alec Santiago, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch: Finished with a goal in a semifinal win over Mitchell.